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Dunkeswick

Major
Also known as: Dunkeswicke / RAF Dunkeswick / RFC Dunkeswick
County: North Yorkshire
Current Status: Farmland
Date: April 1916 - June 1919 (relinquished)
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF / RFC
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved
Aircraft Roles: Fighter

Royal Aircraft Factory BE2c and d fighters of No 33 Squadron initially had Dunkeswick available to them as a Home Defence landing ground during 1916, a Zeppelin dropping several bombs on it in the early morning of 26 September. After this unit transferred to Lincolnshire in the autumn of that year, No 76 Squadron employed the airfield for its Royal Aircraft Factory BE2 plus BE12 variants types, these aircraft being replaced by Bristol F2bs in 1918 which remained in service after the end of fighting.

 

The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 30/04/2017):

  • Kirkby Overblow Parish Council

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 33 Squadron
  • No 76 Squadron
Parent(s)/HQ Airfields(s):

Ripon I / Tadcaster (Bramham Moor)

Home Defence Flight Station(s):

Beverley I / Catterick / Coal Aston I / Copmanthorpe / Helperby

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